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that tlioro is an organized Bans of paper
thieves in this city, who follow its carriers
around and tako tho papers froni the door
steps. "Wo will pay a reward of $30 for tho
arrest and conviction of any one of theso
As it has become apparent that wo cannot do
justice to our illustrated edition if it is Issued
next Sunday, tho date of Issuo has been post
poned one week. It will bo published Feb
ruary 22, and will bo not only a souvenir of
Washington, but of tho birthday of its founder
as well. TVo believe the public will appreciate
onr efforts to make this edition representative,
as we do the cordial cooperation of the mer
chants and other public-spirited citizens in Its
. . . .
According to the latest returns from Brazil
and Canada by way of the State Department,
reciprocity seems to be getting there with a
great big K.
. . ...
Secretary Noble told tho big: chiefs who took
part in tho Interior Department pow-wow yes
terday that tho Indian should not be discour
aged. The Indian who comes to Washington
does not have time to be discouraged, what
with theatre parties, afternoon teas, evening re
ceptions, and the other festivities that are
forced on him for various reasons?
spirit of popular government, and whother such
men obtained their high honors by honest
moans or not, tho people wore bound sooner
or later to resent It. Tho movement for a
change seems to be taking form and gnthcrlng
force, and it probably will not bo long before
one or tho other of the great parties will mako
it part of its platform.
Tho renewed agitation of tho Indian question
growing out of tho recent outbreak in tho
Northwest will no doubt lead to somo sort of
an attempt at recasting our Indian policy. All
6orts of schemes will be suggested and advo
cated for more effectually and rapidly civilizing
tho Indian and bringing him into entire har
inouy with tho spirit of our institutions. But
no scheme, however fair, and humane and elab
orate, will succeed in solving tho problem any
more than has our present bungling policy if it
does not start out with a thorough recognition
of tho fact that the Indian is an Indiau, and not
a lazy, degraded, and vicious Caucasian. It is
worse than idle to expect to cradicato from his
blood in the course of a few years tho charac
teristics and tendencies transmitted to him by
generations of savage ancestors. It is foolish
to look for in him even the germs of tho moral
excellences or the capacity for industrial appli
cation which the white race acquired only after
centuries of drill and discipline under hard
task-masters. Morally and industrially, the
Indian must be developed almost from tho
ground up. The fatal mistake which seems
always to have been made in dealing with him
in tho past has been to start with the assump
tion that he was either an uneducated or a
criminal Caucasian. Ho is nothing of tho kind,
lie is a savage, or but a few removes from a
savage. lie can not bo transformed into a
peaceable, industrious American citizen, en
dowed with even a fair share of tho moral ex
cellence and tho civic and domestic virtues of
the ordinary civilized white man in a singlo
generation. He is mentally and physically in
capable of enduring the strain of development
at such a tremendously high pressure. Tho
bacilli of savagery that lurk in every cell and
tissue of his anatomy must be killed off slowly
by bomceopathic injections of tho lymph of civ
ilization. He must be treated with kindness,
patience, intelligence, and undeviating firmness
through a long series of years, and the younger
tho treatment begins the more rapid will bo tho
results. Moreover, tho mistake must not bo
made of giving it up just as soon as tho symp
toms of savagery begin to abate. Savagery is a
vice of blood that persists with great stubborn
ness, and again and again it has been demon
strated that it will break out even unto the
seventh generation when the conditions favor.
There ought not to be much difficulty in get--tinsr
Mr. Hemphill's bill providing for a free
public library in Washington through Congress
this session, if the House can bo prevailed on
to give a few hours of its valuable time to Dis
trict business before tho 4th of March. There
does not seem to bo any possible objection to
the bill, though there is no telling what dangers
Mr. Holman or Mr. Sogers may discover in it.
The gold men of the East regard themselves
us the keepers of tho financial conscience of tho
country, and they don't mean to let go their
grip UKless they are forced to do it. Tho West
and South are doing a great deal of talking,
but thev don't seem to come up to the scratch
when hard fighting is on hand. Meanwhile tho
days of the session aro numbered In very plain
figures and the chances of passing a free coin
age bill grow painfully less every hour.
That model trade paper, the Dry Goods
Economist., of New York, sends its "Year Book"
for 1S91, a well-made volume of over one
hundred and fifty pages. It contains a large
amount of conveniently arranged information of
use to merchants and business men generally,
including tho new laws passed by Congress
affecting business interests, Treasury decisions,
and a compilation of the tariffs of foreign countries.
. . .
A gratifying evidence of tbo steady and
healthful growth of tho eastern portion of the
city is afforded by tho remarkablo success
which has come to tho pioneer banking institu
tion of that section, the National Capital Bank.
This institution, organized on a modest basis,
and established in modest quarters, not much
over n year ago, rapidly built up a business
which soon made necessary tho erection of a
handsome and commodious homo of its cwn.
Tho new building is now complete, and tho
bank will take formal possession of it to-morrow,
amid tho congratulations of its friends.
The success of tbo enterprise is duo to the in
telligence and untiring labors of its officers and
directors, who aro men of experience who com
mand tho confidence of all who know them,
Treasurer Huston has gone to Columbus, Ohio,
with his wife, who is seriously ill.
T. V. Valle, passenger agent of tho Chicago
and Northwestern Railroad, is in tho city.
Gen. Harry G. Worthington is recovering: from
an obstinate and severe attack of la grippe.
Lieut. G. Edwin Sawyer, of the Potomac Ath
letics, has gono to Massachusetts for asix weeks'
Mr. George W.Knox, senior member of the
exDre38 firm bearing his name, has gone to Cuba
for the benefit of his health.
Gen. W. W. Averell, the distinguished cavalry
man, has returned from an extended tour of in
spection of tho national and State homes for
soldiers, and is spending a few days at tho Nor-mandle.
Mr. Max F.Ihmsen, formerly correspondent
here of tho Pittsburg Post, now successfully en
gaged m delivering "Tho U. S. Mail" to largo
and admiring theatre-going constituencies in nil
parts of tho country, made a brief visit to Wash
ington Friday night. Ho is in high spirits over
thesucceesof his theatrical vonturo. "TheTJ.
B.Mnll" will bo at Ford's Opera House, Balti
more, this week, and a party or correspondents
will go over to see it Monday night.
Mr. George H. Harries, who wentto the North
west n few weeks ago to write up tho Indian
trouble for tho Evening Star, has returned to tho
city with his scalp intact und not at all deterio
rated, morally, physically,or intollectually.by re
newing his acquaintance with tho bad lands and
bad men of the Wild West. His despatches and
letters to the Star were equal to any that have
appeared in the newspapers of tho country, and
they let in a Hood of new light on tho Indian
Messrs. George 0. Wood and William C. Mertz,
two of our leading merchant tailors, left last
night, as tho delegates of tho Washington Mer
chant Tailors' Excbance, for St. Louis, to attend
tho sixth annual convention of tho Merchant
Tailors' National Exchange. It is tho purpose
of theso gentlemen to urgo tbo adoption of an
authoritative fashion plato for tho benefit of tho
merchant tailore, nnd tho formation of n com
mittee of leading tailors from various cities in
the United States to design tho garments to bo
placed on the plate. This, togetbor with tho es
tablishment of a tailors' trado school at tho
"World's Fair, will be ono of Messrs. Olcrtz and
Wood's duties on behalf of tho Washington
Merchant Tailors' Exchango at tho convention.
Tho baths of Apollo wcro cold, tho poet tolls
us,but usually colder far is tho model n soup bath
into which tho political or public man plunges
who has lost tho gamo at which he played, and
who is about to retire from public life. Tho
clients who sought his favor when tho sun of
his power was in tho ascondant no longer
throng around him, nnd tho friends who
smiled on him smile no more, or if they do their
smiles aro as cold as sunshino in midwinter.
But Senator Ingalls, who is about to retiro
from public life, scorns destined to havo a dif
ferent experience, lie may bo in the 60un, but
tho Eoup is comfortably warm. Thero seems to
bo as much interest nnd oven nnxictv in certain
quarters as to what Mr. Ingalls will do when ho
rotires from tho Senate as thero is about tho
ordinary man when lie first steps into a placo of
unusual power. It is notablo when Mr. Ingalls
returned from Kansas the other day and mado
his first appearanco In tho Sonato after his de
feat for re-election that ho was greeted with
great warmth by his colleagues, who shook his
hand nnd smiled effusively on him, as if ho had
just come into a now inheritance of powor. It
does not seem likely that theso manifestations
wcro wholly duo to warm personal regard for
the cynical aud kcen-tongucd gentlemnn from
Kansas. It has been suggested that they were
caused rather by reports iceently in circulation
that when Mr. Ingalls stops out of tho Senate
ho will sten on to the loctura platform or into
tho nowspapcr arena. If ho should tako either
of these courses it is probablo ho would deal in
his lectures or letters with his experiences
in public life, and let in a flood of vivid light ou
tho iusido workings of tho legislative machinery.
Somo people have been unkind enough to sug
gest that tho fear of what Mr. Ingalls might toll
if he was 60 disposed caused his colleagues to
desire to wlu his goodwill, when ho was about
to go out from them into a now field of activity.
Tho hold which Mr. Iugalls'sbrilliantiutellect
has obtained on tho popular imagination and on
tho newspaper men is clearly shown by the
amount of gossip floating around as to his
probablo future movements. Various 6tories
are told as to what ho is likely to do. Ono Is
that ho has been offered and is likely to accept
tho Washington correspondence of a New York
newspaper at a salary of $15,000 a year;
another, that ho has been urged to assume edi
torial charge of a well-known magazine. Then
again it is said he is besieged with solicitations
to lecture by tho managers of lecture bureaus,
one oncring hini!?li3,uuu lor twenty-live lectures,
and another $25,000 for fifty lectures. Theso
stories are all based on tho assumption that
Mr. Ingalls being a poor man, with no source
of income but his salary as Senator, willhave to
hustle for his living.
Mr. Ingalls has been charged by his critics
with being a vain man. This charge seems
easily susceptablo of disproof. Vain men arc
never modest in the pursuit of fame and glory.
They always want all they can get of that sort
of thing of a legitimate kind. Mr. Ingalls has
always been regarded as a poor man, and has
never done anything to disabuse tho public
mind of this impression. If ho were really vain
he would have claimed the glory which hedges
the man of wealth, to which it is said he is fully
entitled. Such, at least, is tho story told by a
colleague of tho gentleman from Kansas. This
colleague is given as tho authority for the state
ment that Mr. Ingalls is worth at least $000,000.
If this is true, it would seem to disprove com
pletely tho charge of vanity that has been mado
against Mr. Ingalls, for ho has not only in one
way or another sought to convey tho impression
that ho was poor, but he has even gone so far,
the story goes, us to actually tako moans to
cover up his possession of wealth by holding
his farm mortgages and other investment securi
ties in tho names of other people. Nothing
could more clearly show Mr. Ingalls's extreme
mociesty than this.
One of the very latest stories as to Mr. In
galls's future intentions is that ho means to go
into the pension business in Washington. His
fame covers the length and breadth of tho land,
and ho seems to havo especially endeared him
self to tho old soldiers. If ho should hang out
his shingle here as a pension agent it is more
than likely his success would bo even greater
than that which has attended tho oilorts of
Corporal Tanner in tho same direction. A busi
ness of this kind, after it had once been es
tablished, would require but little attention or
labor on the part of the proprietor. It would
be nothing like as exacting us the profession
of journalism, or tho career of the lecturer,
whilo it would be vastly more remunerative
than either. Consequently it would give Mr.
Ingalls plenty of leisure for the pursuit of
those philosophical and lexicographical studies,
of which he is so fond. For these reasons, it is
held by the gossips, thero is much stronger pro-
uaDHity oi Mr. ingaus uecoming a pension
cunning for anything." Besides being a master
of the art of photography, Senator Kenna is an
export boat-builder, and can construct n craft
that would hold Its own in seaworthiness and
beauty and grace of outlino with tho best of tho
plcasuro boats on tho river.
Whatovcr Mrs. Leslie Carter may havo been
ns a wife, sho certainly seems to bo a loving
nnd devoted mother. She has a little boy, with
red-gold hair and dark eyebrows liko her own,
in whom nnd her profession nil her hopes
nnd aspirations aro bound up. "Tho nows
papcrs havo boon very, very kind to me whero
ever I havo been," sho said tho other night,
evidently having blotted from her memory all
recollection of tho abusive notices sho got a
couplo of weeks aco in Philadelphia. Or per
haps Mrs. Carter holds that abuso mny at times
bo kindness. "I havo tho notices all pasted In
my scrap books," sho continued, "and am very
proud of them. Then I havo tho first dollar
that was handed in through the box-ofilco
window nt tho Broadway Thoatro for my first
night's performance. It was tho first monoy I
over earned, and I have it in n f ratno with n
glass over it. I am saving tho nowspnper
clippings and tho dollnr bill all for tho boy."
"k -ft k
"That liquor is eight years old," said a dis
tinguished statesman, who unites to many other
accomplishments aud talents tho supremo one
of being a good judgo of whisky. As ho said it
ho held tho glass up to tho light aud glanced
with tho appreciative oyoof a connoisseur nt tho
ricu amuer color ot tho liquid, "rsow, tunt
may not seem very old," ho continued, "but 1
havo it on tho authority of tho greatest expert
in this country that whisky never improves
after reaching tho ago of eight years. You hear
people talk of twelvc-ycar-old whisky, and six-tccn-ycar-old
whisky, and tweuty-yeur-old
whisky with an enthusiasm that grows greater
with each added period of four years: but it is
all a mistake. If the whisky wns properly
mado at tho start, and is kept under pioper
conditions until it is eight years old, it is then
as good ns it ever becomes."
k k iV
Tho fact that the Hon. Richard Vaux is not
coming back to tho House causes sincere regret.
Ho has got to bo quito tho prido of that body.
If somo ono Rays tho House is not as dis
tinguished a body in appearanco as is tho Senate
tho withering response comes,"Look at Vnux."
If the sessions become dull and members aro
not paying attention to the debates, let Mr.
Vaux tako tho floor in defense of tho Con
stitution and the common peoplo, and thero aro
at onco signs of animation nil over the House.
Members crowd around him and his remarks
aro applauded as If he were making an after
dinner speech to rival Depow's best oilorts. Ho
is getting more and more endeared to his col
leagues as the time when ho must leave them
Itwasacruel misunderstanding on tho part
of some ono which led to tho etatement that
Mr. Vaux and Mr. O'Neill exchanged angry
words in tho Coinage Committee ono day last
week. Theso two old gentlemen often exchango
seemingly angry words in fun, but they are
never angry with each other. Thero is nothing
tho other members of tho House prefer to a hot
discussion between them then, tor tho reason
that they aro such good friends and they put
on such an assumption of earnestness, and then
almost fall into each other's arms at tho con
clusion. Tho scene between them in tho House
Tho National Rifles to Honor tho Momory
of Tholr 3)oad Next Sunday.
Tho National Kiiles aro making nrrnugoments
for a memorial meeting of tho company, which
is to bo hold nt tho Nntionnl Theatre on next
Sunday evening, tholGth instnnt, at 7:30 o'clock.
Tho arrangement of details of tho services aro in
tho hands of n committoo consisting of Edward
P. Harrington, chairman; C. L. Grnnnis, A. G.
DuBoIs, M. C. Summers, and A. G. Green.
Music will bo furnished b y tho Marine Band, ns
sisted by a malo quartotto. Tho committee hns
been hard at work for sovcral weeks past, and
everything points to impressive exercises In
honor of tho eight deceased members of tho
command who havo died since tho reorganiza
tion of tho company, in June, 18S0. Tho de
tails of tho programme are not ns yet complete,
but will consist of exercises of tho following
nature, subject to n slight chnngo: Prelude
by tho Marino Band, "Come, Let Us Weep,"
during which tho members of tho National
Wiles will lako their places upon tho stage;
introductory remarks by tho chairmau; prayer
by Rev. Dr. W. II. MUburn: music by malo
quartette, "Cover Their Graves With Flowers:"
calling tho roll of tho dead; Marino Band,
"lnilninmatus, Stabat Mater," by Rossini; ora
tion by Gen. Samuel S. Burclett, formerly
Commander-in-chief of the G. A. R.; music,
"Consolation," by malo quartette: poem by
Burton T. Doyle, of tho Nntionnl Rifles; music
by Marino Bnnd, "Ncnrer, My God, to Theo;"
eulogy by Lieut. Edwin B. Iluy, of tho National
Rifles, upon tho deceased members; untsic, "My
Country 'TIs of Thee," by quartette; huglo
taps, "Lights Out;" benediction; closing musi
cal selection by the Marino Baud, "Jerusalem,
tho Golden."
Invitations to the exercises havo beeu ac
cepted by many of the military nnd civic offi
cials in tho District, including Commissioners
Ross and Douglass, Col. Moore and staff, Col.
Clay and staff, Maj. Brackett and staff, and
Maj. George A. Bartlott. The officers of tho
Fenclbles. tho Old Gunrd, and tho cavalry
troop will also bo present.' Tho members of
tho Old Guard and tho' Fenclbles will attend in
a body. Besides these many others prominent
in official and social life have signified their in
tention to be present.
. . .
Miss Louise Knoop Wins tho Handsome
Prize Offered by Mr. H.King, Tr.
Thero wcro just 18,053 beans in tho jar and
Miss Louiso Knoop, of No. 010 Q street north
west, came within five of guessing tho exact
number. Sho guessed 18,05S. and thereby won
tho elegant $200 bed-room set offered by Mr.H.
King, Jr., of King's Palace, to tho person who
mado tho closest guess at the number of beans
in a jar. Tho contest closed last night and the
award was mado by tho thrco judges, Mr. Du
vall, of the Post; Mr. Herron, of tho Star, nnd
Mr. A. T. nensoy, of The Herald. Miss
Knoop's prize is a handsome one, and consists of
ten pieces of solid oak furnituio of tho finest
and most substantial make, finished in tho rich
stylo of the sixteenth century. Over 20,000
guesses were made, the one next nearest to the
right number being that of Dr. G. W. Grinder,
18,060. Tho absurd guesses mado ranged all
tho way from 1 up to 9,593,108,934,590. The
contest has been a very popular and successful
one, and Mr. King's enterprise and liberality
are fully appreciated by his host of. friends and
The idea that it would be a good thing to
havo United States Senators elected by direct
vote of the people has gradually, hero and there
among tho states, oecome so strong nnu wen
defined that it is being converted into action of
ono sort or another, Senator Tuiu'ie, of
Indiana, during the week Introduced into tho
Senate a joint resolution providing ior a con
stitutional amendment permitting tho election of
Senators by popular vote. Both tho Indiana
Senators favor tho change, aud no doubt their
attitude is warranted and supported by tho
public opinion of their constituents. This
shows that tho scandals which have frequently
of late attended the choice of Senators by State
Legislatures have mado a deep impression on
the public mind. Tho Senate has come to be re
garded ub out of touch with tho great mass of
the people and as an anomaly in our institu
tions. In many instances that all will readily
recall men havo been elected United States
Senators of whom the great majority of the
peoplo of their States knew nothing at all ex
cept that they were rich. These men had dis
tinguished themselves in no way in tho public
service and were thrust into high representative
office without ever having acquired tho slightest
claim to tbo confidence of their fellow-citizens
except 6uch as might bo founded on their
manifest ability to accumulate vast fortunes
ior themselves. This Is contrary to the whole
Death of Representative Phelan.
Both Houses adjourned last evening as a mark
of respect to the memory of the lato Represen
tative James Phelau, of Tennessee, whoso death
at Nassau (whither ho had gone in search of
health) occurred on the 30th of January. Res
olutions of regret and condolence wero adopted
and committees worn appointed to attend tho
funeral. Tho House committee consists of
Messrs. Washington, McRae, Wickham, Enloe.
Stockbndge, Montgomery, and Coleman; and
the Senate committee coiibl6ts of Senators Harris,
Jones, of Arkansas; Faulkner, Stockbrldge,
and Pierce.
agent than of his going into tho newspaper or
lecturing business.
When asked the other day as to tho prospects
of cloture or tho Force bill coming up again
this session, Senator Kenna answered with a
6tory: "In Jackson's time," ho said, "Osceola
or some one of tno Florida Indiau chiefs was
imprisoned at Fortress Monroe. Jackson went
down there and saw the big Indian. Osceola
was noted as a backgammon player and took
great pride in his skill, Jackson was also fa
mous as a backgammon player. In fact, no
one could beat him. So a game was arranged
between Osceola aud Jackson. Jackson con
cluded to lot the Indian beat him a couplo of
games, just to tickle tbo chief's vanity, and
then turn in 'and demolish him. So Osceola
won the first game without much trouble, und
was immensely proud of tho exploit. He got
up and strutted about with his head in the air"
us if ho had won a great battle. Meanwhile
Jackson was arranglug tho board for the second
game. 'Come, chief, ho said, 'let us play an
other game. You havo beaten mo; now give
me a chance to beat you.' Osceola looked at
Jackson scornfully. Why more game?' ho
grunted. 'Mo no want to play more gamo.
Whlto man beat, stay beat.' "
Officers "Wholly Exonerated.
Superintendent Weber, Assistant Superin
tendent O'Beirne, and tho other officers and
employes of the Immigrant depot at Now York
aro wholly exonerated from assertions that im
migrants detained at tho Barge Office wero not
properly treated, and, in nddltlou, the report
made to the House yesterday by the chairman
of tho committee which investigated theso as
sertions contains a disclaimer from Rev. Dr.
Drum, whose published letter was instrumental
iu causing the investigation.
Verdict in tho Heizer Case.
Coroner Patterson held an inquest yesterday
afternoon on the remains of Mr. John II. Heizer,
tho man who was thrown from the cars of the
Metropolitan Branch Road by robbers on Janu
ary 17, and who died at his homo on Friday.
After hearing tho evidence the jury returned a
verdict that Mr. Heizer came to his death from
wounds inflicted on that occasion by parties
unknown. The police have failed to get the
slightest c!ew to the perpetrators of the outrage.
Li Senator Kenna over gets out of a job in
politics ho will havo no difficulty in making
his living. Outside of tho law ho is a master
of another profession, or maybe art it should bo
called, and of a trade. Senafor Kenna is ono
of tho most skillful and successful amateur
photographers in this country. That would bo
the verdict of any unbiased person who r aw
examples of his work, judging them on their ab
solute merits, without knowing anything of
what other amateur photographers havo done.
Tho pictures taken by the West Virginia Scua
tor seem fully as good as any that can be had of
tho be6t photographers in town, Ho takes
great pleasure in the art, and pursues it in con
nection with his hunting and fishing aud the
out'door life generally of which ho is so
fond. Ho has taken some instantaneous
pictures of his baby that would sell like hot
cakes if placed on the market. They show the
baby in a life-like and entirely unconstrained
posture, with ono arm thrown out and an ex
pression of lively interest on his face, Tho
picture is whut tho g'rle would call "just too
Friday, during tho discussion of the World's
Fair appropriation, in which the voices of both
wero drowned amid the confusion of laughter
aud applause, was one of the most amusing
which has occurred in tho nouse this session.
Thoy aro very chummy. Each has come to bo
the particular pet of his party and they aro often
given privileges in the way of liberty of debate
not enjoyed by any other member, unless it is
Spinola, of New York.
Tho general interest which tho local news
paper men nnd tho correspondents tako in the
organization of tho now press club seems to in
dicate that tho undertaking will be successful.
A good constitution, modeled on that of the
Fellowcraft Club, of Now York, has been
adopted, and under its operations it Is believed
a membership can bo speedily secured which
will place the club on a sound basis almost
from tho start. Tho terms of tho constitution
aro such that all newspaper and magazine
writers and illustrators, ns well as men con
nected with tho business departments of news
papers, may become members. This ought to
give tho organization a largo membership of
clubablo men, and with energetic and har
monious work ou tho part of the promoters of tho
undertaking it undoubtedly will do6o. Washing
ton can certainly support a club of this character,
and will do so if tho thing is managed in the
proper spirit. There are several hundred men
in tho city who mako their living by newspaper
work, and they woum an uoneiit in ono way or
another by being brought together in closor as
sociations than thoy now enjoy. The election of
officers of tho new club will tnke placo to
morrow. Tbo polling placo will bo in the
United Press Building, on Fourteenth street,
and tho polls will be open between tho'hours of
10 and 12 iu tho morning and 3 and S in tho
afternoon. Among tho gentlemen nominated
for tho different offices aro somo of tho best
known and most highly-respected members of
tho profession, including Mr. S. H. Kauffmann,
of the Star; Mr. Deriah Wilkins nnd Mr. Frank
Hatton, of the Post; Mr. F. A. G. Handy, of tho
Chicago Tribune; Mr. John R. Mc
Lean and Mr. F. II. Hosford, of tho Detroit
Free Press; Mr. David Lowsloy, of tho Now
York World; Mr. John P. Miller, of tho Star;
Mr. II. L. Merrick and Mr. F. J. O'Neil, of tho
Post; Mr. C. A. Hamilton, of tho Brooklyn
Times; Mr. Rudolph Kauffmann nnd Mr. II. P.
Goodwin, of tho Star; Mr. E. S. Conner, of tho
Philadelphia Times; Mr. F. S. Picsby, of Pub
lic Opinion! Mr. S. E. Johnson, of tho Cincin
nati Enquirer; Mr. P. V. Degrass, of tho United
Press; Maj, Thomas B. Klrby, of tho New York
Journal of Commerce; Mr. Francis E. Leupp,
of tho New York Evening Post; Mr. A, T.
Hcnsoy, of The Sunday Hehald, and several
other gentlemen who havo requested their
names withdrawn from tho list of candidates,
From tho names givt'ii it will bo seen that tho
club is pretty suio to start on its career with
excellent officers. Tho gentlemen who 6eem to
bo most generally favored for tho presidency are
Mr. S. II. Kauffman and Mr. F. A. G. Handy.
After Nineteen Years' Service.
Rush R. Shippen, Ii. A. Wlllard, nnd F. 11
Smith, on behalf of tho Board of Directors of
Columbia Hospital, iu n letter to Mrs. A. L, S
A Number of Distinguished Statesmen En
tertained by tho Club.
The special festivity of tho Gridiron Club
known as its "annual" dinner took placo last
night at tho Arlington, and passed off with
oven moro eclat and brilliancy than usual.
Witty, informal speech-making by the guests
and vocalization by the members (who had pro
vided a number of new topical songs for the
occasion) and tho initiation of sev
eral "Infant" members wero tho fea
tures of tho evening, aside from tho material
entertainment, which was sumptuous. Among
the prominent guests wcro Senator Stewart,
Senator Gorman, Senator Faulkner, Russell B.
Harrison, Representatives Cannon, Crisp, W.
L. Wilson, Butterworth, W. C. P. Breckinridge,
Dollver, Allen, of Michigan; Boatner, Gibson,
Wallace, Bynum, Evans, Peters, Grosvenor,
Boutelle, Caruth, and Adams, Solicitor General
Tatt, iur. ueorgo Airrea xownsend, Air.
Charles C. B. Cowardlu, Gen. Greeley,
George W. Boyd, nnd Mr. W. H. Raploy.
A ChnrmiiiR Entertainment.
The "Quaker meeting" of the primary de
partment of St. Paul's English Lutheran Sun
day School, held on Thursday evening at tho
Sunday school room, wus a complete success.
A fine programme, embracing recitations, solos,
duets, and choruses, occupied the early part of
tho evening, followed by the "Quaker meeting"
for fifteen minutes. Silence reigued during this
time, or was supposed to, but "people will
talk" and as a consequence tho tnlkers had to
pay a line of a nickel every timo tho little
watchers detected them breaking tho rule.
Their little money bags held quite a sum at tho
end of the "meeting," which was a most enjoya
ble one. All were invited to partake of "re
freshments provided they paid for them. Such
little old folks and such old little folks surely
wero never seen before, Miss Ada Kemp aud
MI6S Fox deserve commendation for tho ad
mirablo way in which they conducted tho affair.
Tho proceeds wont to tho Sunday school im
provemont fund.
Thombs, accepting her resignation as matron of
Columbia Hospital, express their cordial per
sonal regaid aud esteem for her, and their hiah
appreciation of tho devotion and success with
which, during nineteen years, sho has served
tho best intereetB of the hospital, and the letter
also assures her of their be6t wishes for her
health and happiness. Iu addition to tho joint
letter Mr, F, II. Smith adds, in a friendly per
sonal note, that, as chairman of the committeo
on expenditures, he has had occasion during
many years to know more of Mrs, Thoinbs's
services as matron of Columbia Hospital than
any other director, aud, Mr. Smith says, "in
everything except the actual medical and sur
glcnl care of the patients the hospital is about
what you havo made it. No one could write a
truthful history of tho institution for the last
twenty years without making the care aud effi
ciency with which you hayo conducted its ad
ministrative affaiis appear on eyery page."
Meeting of Indianians.
Thero was a very largo attendance of tho
members of tho Indiana Republican Club and
tholr ladies at Grand" Army Hall last night to
listen to Judge Sailer, of Huntington, Iud., in
nnd Interesting address, and a paper from Pro.
fessor William Hoynes, of South Boud, Ind.
Tho resignation of E. F. KItson as secretary
was accepted, and William M. Bass elected to
fill tho vacancy. A now constitution and by
laws wore adopted. A political committeo was
appointed, consisting of A. Diotz, J. T. Ballou,
J. T. Brycr, J. N. Smith, and Augustus Shaw.
Sujrar Investigation.
Reportlug to the Treasury Department , tho
results of his expert examinations at New York,
Boston, and Philadelphia, with reference to dis
crepancies existing in tho polarization of sugars
at those ports, Mr. Tittman, of tho Coa6t"and
Geodetic Survey, concludes that tho discrep
ancies are due to differences in tho standards
and disrogaid of the temperature conditions.
Ho submits suggestions, by tho adoption of
which uniform and correct results can be ob
tained, Silver Pool Investigation.
Tho silver pool investigating committeo met
yesterday afternoon, but no witnesses wero
present. It was decided not to go to Now
York, but to summon to Washington any per
sons whose testimony may be desired.
Our Boys Can't Have Touacco.
The Presideut yesterday approved tho act to
prohibit tho 6alo of tobacco tp minors under
sixteen years of ago in tho District of Columbia.
Pension for Gen. Franz Sigel.
The President has approved tho net granting
a pension to Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel.
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